Before they kicked off the press conference yesterday, Dana White met with the media backstage and he said it is entirely possible that McGregor never fights again after fighting Floyd.
The pair square off in a boxing ring on August 26 and are now on a world media are to promote the billion-dollar, cross-sport showdown.
“I watched the press conference last night, it was so amusing”.
Mayweather – the former five-weight boxing world champion and a clear favourite for the upcoming bout – also delivered plenty of taunts.
If you want to see the August 26 fight – in a legal way, anyway – you’re going to have pay big bucks, especially if you hope to be there in person. “I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago”. A Law360 report published last Friday claimed the 40-year-old requires the money from August 26 to pay off taxes still owed to the IRS from 2015-disputed by Mayweather on Instagram on Tuesday.
McGregor retorted: “You haven’t knocked anyone out in about 20 years”. I agree that Mayweather-Pacquiao was a very big fight.
“And when these fighters get upset with me they come out and they try to kill me”, he said with a laugh. He’s been a defensive fighter for a decade, and the best at what he does, so if McGregor happened to threaten him he’d naturally revert to his defensive instinct.
It was the first press meeting between McGregor and Mayweather and both fighters freely traded barbs, insults, and expletives with each other much to the delight of the 11,000 strong crowd.
Nevertheless, Trump will definitely be watching the match on television. “Listen, there are some glitches we need to fix”. Today we had a meeting and I can’t push my body [anymore].
Meanwhile, Stephanie McMahon recently had an encounter with fellow UFC star Ronda Rousey in Los Angeles. He’ll be on the tour at each stop. However, it’s his undefeated status that has won him recognition as one of boxing’s all-time greats. All free tickets for the tour were sold out.
The Mayweather versus McGregor press tour will continue Wednesday in Toronto. Of course, to be fair, McGregor won the rematch by majority decision at UFC 202.